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Book Review: The Power of Self-Confidence by Brian Tracy

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The Power of Self-Confidence by Brian Tracy provides food for thought about how we are the ones who hold ourselves back from the goals we hold. The book discussed how self-confidence is built through perception and action that enhances character. It sheds light on how self-confidence is an inner game that once it is mastered moves to provide new ways of overcoming environmental challenges.  The book has approximately seven chapters that include the foundations of self-confidence, purpose and personal power, achieving competence and personal mastery, the inner game of self-confidence, capitalizing on strengths, and overcoming adversity, and self-confidence in action. Each of these chapters will help readers gain greater awareness of what self-confidence is and where it can lead them.  Self-confidence is a very personal game one can master with themselves. It is one in which you are both the player and the opponent. The world is a reflection of what you believe and this con

Book Review: Grand Pursuit-The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar

The world economic system is changing and people are adjusting rapidly to new ways of living. Modern economics is full of wonder and predictions that are based in a number of assumptions from theorist history. Sylvia Nasar puts in perspective the history of economic thought so that readers can make better sense of the decisions today through a theoretical past lens. Like Robert L. Heilbroner’s 1953 classic The Worldly Philosophers this book goes a step further and describes concepts with increased clarity.  The choice of theorists used in the book is interesting and entirely of the author’s choosing. Even though well-known theorists such as Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Joseph Schumpeter are present, other theorists such as Webb, Fischer, and Hayek are also discussed. These theorists contributed substantially to the thought of economic systems but have not had the opportunity to truly be explored in most books.  The book moves into the perspective of the theories i